Promised Land, Mississippi Half Step, The Race is On, Wave That Flag, Jack Straw, Sugaree, Mexicali Blues, Box Of Rain, Row Jimmy, Beat It On Down The Line, Brown Eyed Women, El Paso, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Looks Like Rain, Don't Ease Me In, Playin' In The Band Ramble On Rose, Big River, Here Comes Sunshine, Greatest Story Ever Told, Candyman, Me & My Uncle, He's Gone-> Truckin'-> Weather Report Suite Prelude-> Wharf Rat, Me And Bobby McGee-> Eyes Of The World-> Morning Dew, One More Saturday Night
SBD> MR> DAT> CDA> CDA> EAC> SHN; via Charlie Miller, Jay Ashley; note info file updated 9/13; see pub comments for flaw notes
February 7, 2023 Subject:
Aces and Wolf Man Jack..
Another Spring 73 wake of the Flood gem.
Here Comes Sunshine in Second Set
Expanded jam on WRS
First- listen to DJG harmonies on the sweet side of the Rio Grand
Second-very next tune , Loretta Lynn style DJG on 'Race is on'.
To my ear- to appreciate this era--- invest in the backing vocals.
Sub Topic -Backing Vocals
You have 4 potential backing vocalists per song.
Sometimes the person singing lead -also sings back-up
and the songs change texture -depending on who is singing.
Pretty sure that Phil had a set routine of which songs
he was singing back-up vocals on- which was a lot of the tunes.
Some of my favorites: Jack Straw, Mexicali, Truckin',Eyes
and some IKYR- (this night is one of them.)
Then Donna- I can't figure out when she is going to sing;.
There are some givens like PITB, Greatest, Woman enough
but really she seems to be on stage rather at random.
During Europe 72 she seemed limited to just a few tunes especially PITB but here in 1973 she is on stage a lot.
Her part in EYES should not be underestimated
that Chorus BHT/SES has everybody in
and it seems to me like Donna keeps that glued together.
The first set is not jam laden (except PITB)
but it sure features outstanding versions of tour standards.
It is almost as if by this point all the new material has been fully incorporated into the rotation.
funny I talk a lot about Big River
but at the same time Mexicali
is also a great workhorse in 73.
This show has a certain x-factor
that is not easy to pick out just from the set list.
Listening to Phil & Donna & Bobby harmonize on Box of Rain.
And if were talking harmonies
Row Jimmy the line between Garcia and Donna
is mellow indeed.
"the line between us is so thin
you might as well be me"
( I am pretty sure Phil is in there too but not at all points.)
SEEMS A COMMON WAY TO GO..
Harmonies on BIODTL
Bobby singing lead
Donna as a Counterpoint
Phil strongly with backing vocals
BE WOMAN- Hard to tell who is backing Jerry here
probably Weir, Phil maybe Donna?
Jerry's voice is so smooth he grabs all my attention!!!
El Paso- always like to hear Jerry
egging Bobby on back to El Paso
It is all good all the way to the Playin'
second night in a row for Don't Ease.
PITB-the jam starts heavy in the Phil Zone.
"Light up for the Grateful Dead"-WMJ
Ramble on-Gets the wolf man bump
Big River-always ready to roll in 73
HCS, Greatest- talking about aces back to back
Donna is so rowdy on G-SET
Candyman-wonder if Garcia still thinking about
that DJG meltdown.
Me & My Uncle-the outlaw Bob Weir
He's Gone> Truckin'
There a little loose on the
' Nothing gonna bring him back' harmonies
the positive side of that is not as heavy as previous versions
since the death of Pig
The Truckin' surely the ultimate indicator
of how the band was clicking
and this version is steady.
the Fatness of the Second Set
is a little outside the standard Dark Star
or Other One route
>WRS prelude & jam>Wharf Rat
and the WRS prelude is a work in progress
something most bands would not venture out of the studio
until it was squeaky clean and out on vinyl.
all fragile heading for Wharf Rat
Me & Bobby> Eyes>Morning Dew
The mellow 'Janis side' of Weir>
Eyes>Dew as the finale
Both climax of the night in 73
and OMSN curtain call
This is another one of those great sound
good vibes shows*****
almost 10 years since this show was last reviewed.
almost 50 years since it happened.
What a Long Strange Trip it's Been..
"Love One Another"...
April 20, 2013 Subject:
Streaming the show
When You stream the show by pressing stream,the show will automatically be downloaded to your computer in a M3u file. Just go to downloads and it should be there. The file will be protected though,so I've found it hard to put it on my ipod via Itunes, but you can burn it onto a disc or put it on a flash drive.
February 18, 2013 Subject:
This is fantastic!
Great recording. Anyone know how I could get a copy of this?!
September 27, 2012 Subject:
April 14, 2012 Subject:
I get by with a little help from my friends...
im new to this site, is thier any way to download this show, even though it says its only available streaming? I have a friend who said he listend to this show over the course of months on the GD radio hour and absolutly loved it soo im trying to get a copy on disk for him. Any help with this would be greatly appriciated. Thanks.
February 12, 2012 Subject:
playing in the band
great sound.a hot playing in the band and very nice morning dew.
March 26, 2010 Subject:
Just like Wolfman Jack!
I love Wolfman Jack coming out and talking right before Ramblin Rose. Nice touch, as always boys.
August 4, 2009 Subject:
CandyMan o Man
Wow, I love 73, this band was put togther right all year, and this show is a reminder of it.
magic here is found after wrs, after the first 2 minutes of the music-less lyrics rendition, jerry keith phil and an uptempo billy space it out for 6 more minutes. this is a one of a kind moment that steals the cake at least for the month of march, enroute to probubly the best rat i've heard. The madness bubbles over at about the 3:37 mark.
73 is full of these little moments that if you search you will find a chest full of treasures. check out the pitb from the 28th, the jam into stand alone rider from the 31st, the runaway sunshine from april 2nd, quite a week.
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org happy to share/trade
January 29, 2009 Subject:
Reach out and Grab Ya..
I don't know why but this page has a depth of sound that seems to be missing from the other copy of this concert..and its a terrific one! I thought I might have been there(guess it was the other Civic Center show)but this one is better..great list of songs.Is that Donna? Shes' right on the harmonies, and Jerry Garcias' vocals are deep and clear. Wharf Rat, Candyman,just incredible..
Reviewer:whirlwind dreamer 65-95
March 3, 2008 Subject:
this is one of my favorite 73 show's the sound is out of this world the whole show rocks!!!!! nothing left to say but enjoy!!!!!peace wwd!! :)
October 22, 2007 Subject:
I NEED THIS SHOW
Is there any nice person out in the WWW that can get me a good copy of this show. I happen to be born on that exact date, and my favorite song Mississippi Half Step; (which says, ON THE DAY WHEN I WAS BORN)is on the first set. The show is awesome...I have listened to it on here many, but I wish I could have real copy to listen to in my car or MP3 player. SOMEONE PLEASE!!!!!!!
October 17, 2007 Subject:
Light up if you Love The Dead
March 27, 2007 Subject:
Are You Serious
you would keep from downloading this special nook of history over some tuning? Ill download it twice then...Just for you!
June 30, 2006 Subject:
The recording quality is better than average. 4 of 5. What is annoying is all the tuning in between songs is found at the beginning of a song, not the end of the previous one. So when you listen to, say Jack Straw, you have to wait 45 seconds through the tuning to hear the song.
The tuning should have been cut to be on the end of the previous song.
On second thought, not worth the download. The tuning is at the beginning of each song, and that is incredibly annoying.
May 14, 2006 Subject:
Might be a 5,but it keeps skipping songs:(
I don't know if they've reconfigured the archive or what, but I can't even stream a whole show. I'm getting every other song, which turns into a real drag when you get to the jam and it cuts ahead to the next tune, or like Weather Report Suite you just get the intro and then it cuts ahead. I'm no tech head, so maybe I'm hittin the wrong button on the stream, but somethin tells me somethin is up.
September 26, 2005 Subject:
I thought this show was overrated when I first heard it. I was wrong, the jam into Wharf Rat (after the WRS section) is a thing of beauty, a touch of exotica that recalls perhaps the 9/21/72 "Star," which had Middle Eastern overtones.
July 31, 2005 Subject:
Your right Jerry sounds great in the mix...a little off vocally but easily forgiven.
Reviewer:The Big Nasty
April 13, 2005 Subject:
tone and stuff
Did anyone really listen to the fantastic tone on Jerry's guitar on Candyman, especially in the solo......holy crap it's all vibrato slow and steady......man!
March 27, 2005 Subject:
Great sound, the boys rocked B-more again 6 months after the legendary 9-17-72 show. The Playin on this one is a highlight for the month.
Wolfman Jack comes out and introduces them before the second set, and they go right into Ramble On Rose...
February 15, 2005 Subject:
The sound quality of this show is great. It should be downloaded for the DEW alone. Another legendary 73 show. I feel like a broken record saying legendary 73 show. But then again, weren't they all?????
Reviewer:Ox Fall Down
July 2, 2004 Subject:
4 stars on setlist alone.
The show will download in order. However, the first two songs of the night are mis-titled. BIODTL and BE Women are actually Promised Land and 1/2 Step and are in the proper order. Just misnamed. Will review at length latter. The sound is good too, though, from the 6 first set songs I've heard. Doubt this will go down to 3 stars.
April 25, 2004 Subject:
little nugget within
The jam out of Truckin' into the WRS Prelude is really special with some slide work.